Unboxing The Samsung Galaxy S9+
6th March (India)
64GB: Rs. 57900
256GB: Rs. 64900
64GB: Rs. 65900
256GB: Rs. 72900
147.6 x 68.7 x 8.4 mm
157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
5.8 inch Super AMOLED
6.2 inch Super AMOLED
2960 x 1440 px
S9: 570 ppi
S9+: 529 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (USA and South Korea)
Exynos 9810 (Rest of the World)
2.9GHz Quad-core + 1.9GHz Quad-core
Up to 400GB
Android 8 Oreo
12MP Dual Pixel
f/1.5 to f/2.4
12MP Wide-Angle f/1.5
12MP Telephoto f/2.4
Super Slo-Mo Videos
Bokeh Shots - Galaxy S9+
2X lossless zoom - Galaxy S9+
3840 x 2160 px @ 60fps
1280 x 720 px @ 960fps
1920 x 1080 px @ 240 fps
3840 x 2160 px @ 30fps
850 MHz, 950 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz
1880-1920 MHz, 2010-2025 MHz
700 MHz Class 13, 700 MHz Class 17, 800 MHz, 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1700 MHz, 1800 MHz, 1900 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2600 MHz
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Dual Hybrid Slot
Samsung has launched the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in India at a starting price of Rs. 57900. Both the smartphones will go on sale via Flipkart and Samsung.com from the 16th of March. However, the preorders began a day after its official global launch. The Samsung Galaxy S9+ and S9 succeed the highly popular S8+ and S8 from early-2017. So, do the new Galaxy S9 flagship smartphones have enough to replicate the success of 2017?
Let’s unbox the Samsung Galaxy S9+ and see what we get:
- Samsung Galaxy S9+
- Sim Ejector Tool
- AKG Earphones
- Wall Charger
- USB Type C Cable
Samsung Galaxy S9+ First Impressions
The first noticeable aspect of the S9+ is its familiarity. If you’ve ever held a Galaxy S8+, this device won’t feel all too different. The screen size is the same while the bezels have been ever so slightly trimmed. The infamous Bixby button retains its place on the left side of the Galaxy S9+. The power button can be found on the right while the volume rockers are situated just above the Bixby button.
One of the most requested changes in the Galaxy S9+ and S9 is the placement of the fingerprint sensor. In our review of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, we mentioned the unusual placement of the sensor which prompted many users to use the iris scanner instead. This time around, the fingerprint sensor is placed below the camera module. While there was barely any difference between the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, things are a bit different this time around.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 has a single camera on the back while the Galaxy S9+ has a dual-camera setup, similar to the Galaxy Note8. Despite its large 6.2 inch display, it isn’t cumbersome to hold the S9+. One-handed usage will be tough for people with smaller hands and ghost touch is still an issue. Although Samsung has optimised its software to prevent accidental touches, it isn’t foolproof yet.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ Specifications
As is with its smaller sibling, the Galaxy S9+ has the same screen size as the Galaxy S8+. It sports a 6.2 inch Super AMOLED display with a 2960 x 1440 px resolution.
Under the hood, it is powered by the Exynos 9810 chipset.The Galaxy S9+ is available in 6GB RAM/64GB storage and 6GB RAM/256GB models in India.
Out of the box, the Galaxy S9+ runs Android 8 Oreo with Experience 9.0 on top. Powering the smartphone is a 3500 mAh battery, just like the Galaxy S8+. The smartphone will support wireless charging as well. Similar to its predecessor, the Galaxy S9+ also has an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance.
The main difference between the two S9 models this year is in the camera department. Unlike its predecessor, the Galaxy S9+ has a dual-camera setup on the back. The Galaxy S9+ has one wide-angle 12MP camera with an f/1.5 aperture and the other is a 12MP telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture. The telephoto lens is the same one found on the Galaxy Note8, which means it has OIS. On the front of the smartphone is an 8MP camera with an f/1.6 aperture and records 4K videos.